Skip to comments.Following The Truth: Evangelize? Sorry, But Iím Catholic! (Catholic or Open)
Posted on 12/08/2011 8:52:59 AM PST by Salvation
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Gary Zimak is the founder of Following The Truth Ministries (http://www.followingthetruth.com), a lay apostolate created to assist Catholics in learning more about their Faith. He is a regular guest on EWTN Radios Son Rise Morning Show, Ave Maria Radios Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo and appears frequently on several other Catholic radio programs. In addition to writing for CatholicLane. Mr. Zimak hosts a daily program on BlogTalkRadio and posts frequently on his blog, Facebook and Twitter. He is a member of Catholics United For The Faith and the Knights of Columbus and resides in New Jersey.
Contact and Invite — evangelization is just that easy. Try it during Advent.
Ping to all Catholics!
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Thanks for the ping salvation! Keep up the good work!
We all have that responsibility to evangelize.
You could invite someone to go see this:
We’ll happily tell people of our pets, children, what we did over the weekend. All the ‘earthly’ non-spiritual stuff.
Yet the very thing that could save a loved one from hell, oh, wait, that’s a personal thing?
Jesus, it is all about Him. He is the way, the ONLY way. Other than that, well, hell is not a good place.
Many people believe that the Commission is only incumbent on clergy but all believers have a role to play. When you have a tangible stake in the success of an endeavor, you will work harder to see that success come about.
Yes. And sometimes all we need to do is spread the word of God. According to the verses below He will do the rest.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
So is My word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."
The key is the approach.
First, you must be an informed Catholic and know the Biblical references for the teachings of the Church.
Anti-Catholics have spent the last 150 years inventing lies and misinterpretations of Catholic beliefs and practices.
So, study Catholic Apologetics and keep studying.
Second, it is most effective to be aware of opportunities to “evangelize”, rather than intruding on strangers, who have no interest in your zeal.
If you’re informed, you can gently correct misstatements, by those critical of Catholicism.
Thank you. That was great, and I believe I may use that.
Say what? Did you miss the Crusades?
Walking the walk means more than talking the talk.
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>>Say what? Did you miss the Crusades? <<
I don’t think that anyone in the Crusades is alive today.
Come with us into this century.
(there, I’ve evangelized)
Your Post is Brilliant!!!! Thank you.
Show that you are a good Christian. Follow up by displaying that you are Catholic.
Pushing your flavor of faith can push people away. Showing them how you love them is the best evangelizing anyone can do.
**Well happily tell people of our pets, children, what we did over the weekend.**
When people have wished “Have a good day” to me, I have been known to say, I will have a good day — I’m going to church at St. ————————.
They sort of look at me funny, but God cares, and I don’t really mind their weird looks. If they say anything in response, then I invite them to join me for Mass.
I have news for you, authentic faith is going to push some people away, anyway. And many of the damned will be perfectly content to let you expend all your limited resources on themselves without ever feeling the first “twinge.”
Here is a thought to ponder for Pollyanna Christianity....if the Church thrives on persecution, why isn’t the entire Middle East still Christian?
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